Perennial 17
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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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17 is a decadent chocolate stout complimented with a smooth mint finish perfect for winterís last hurrah. Clocking in at 10% alcohol by volume, it is sure to warm you inside and out.

durhambeer's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Draft from the taproom. Pours black with a rich tan head. Nose is dark chocolate and mint. Taste is big time mint and big time chocolate, but they work so well together. Mint does not come across as sharp or intrusive as it sometimes can. Great beer, especially in 5oz-at-a-time pours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1861) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Jan tasting with crew. The group was torn on this some couldnít finish, some thought was pretty good. I was middle of the road. Mint chocolate chip overpowered most everything else. Not bad, but turned out to be one dimensional and not as viscous as I would have hoped. Lingering sharp mint on the tongue. Unique though. We have the barrel aged version that will be saved for another time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2621) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to snifters, displaying an opaque, black/brown hue, with deep, brownish tan head froth, and mega-cling to the lacing. The nose was roasted, and totally, mint chocolate chip. The flavor was similar, with moderate bitterness & dryness that lingered into the finish, and decent carbonation, in a medium body. Alcohol was hidden behind the tasty dessert faÁade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Total mint chocolate chip beer. Chocolate flavor and milk chocolate texture. Lots of mint in the aroma. Bit of minty spice on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
freeofthoughts (674) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Tap pours dense near black with tall tan foam. Modest aroma of minty roasted malts. The flavor follows with a rich smooth chocolatey imperial stout and just a touch of mint. Nice sweetness and balance of it all, a couple months has done it well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5260) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Blaack/brown pour with creamy tan head and lace. Aroma is large minty, chocolate, with a touch of coffee. Flavor is sweet chocolate, super minty, coffee, but mostly mint. A very solid beer even if mint isnít your thang. nice beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (935) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle via unknown. Pours a slightly translucent chocolate brown, slight tan head. Aroma direct and fresh, some herbal notes. Grassy, minty and some citric notes as well. Body full and roasty, very bitter in the finish. Liking, it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1552) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Shared a bottle of this at the Swamp Head Batch 600 release. Pours pitch black and thick with a small brown head on top. Looks very rich and chocolate. Smells very rich and chocolatey, with notes of roast and mint mixed in nicely. The mint is present but not overpowering. The flavor is surprisingly good. Thick and rich chocolate, just a hint of roasty stout goodness, and an accent of light pepper mint that cleans out the palate. The mint is very slight and not overpowering and integrated very nicely. Iím told the bottles vary in terms of their mint level, but this seemed right on. Nice body on this with medium plus carbonation for the style. Really nice actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3897) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle shared by an anonymous guy at a tasting. Opaque with a lasting film of cream on top. Smell was mint with some semi-sweet chocolate. Tastes of the same with a touch of caramel. Medium-heavy body has a smooth medium carbonation that makes this one a fine dessert beer, even though I donít particularly care for Thin Mints.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5282) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Smells like Thin Mints. Tastes like Thin Mints. I like Thin Mints. Thin Mints Thin Mints Thin Mints.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (5237) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
30/VI/14 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a, bottled: IV/2014 (2014-686) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown to black beer, small aery beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: caramel, some chocolate, vanilla, spicy, more vanilla, sweet, bit dusty. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: chocolate, vanilla, caramel, alcohol, bit spicy, bit of mint, bit sourish, Aftertaste: quite some mint, caramel, alcohol, caramel, some chocolate.

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